Accepting the honour Magee said, “It’s a great honour to be leading Team Ireland inthe opening ceremony at the European Games and thank you for selecting me to dothis. I am very proud to have represented Ireland in three Olympic Games and amparticularly honoured to be carrying the flag in Minsk, having great memoriesof winning bronze in the first ever European Games in 2015.”The Flagbearer Announcement was made by FionaMuldoon, CEO of FBD Insurance at a media event which ran in conjunction with ateam preparation day for Team Ireland, attended by Team Ireland sponsors,partners and athletes.The European Games in Minsk will see over 4000athletes from 50 countries compete across 200 events. Sixty-five Irish athletesacross nine sports will be competing in Minsk, with five sports confirmedas part of the Tokyo 2020 Qualification process; archery, athletics, badminton,cycling road, judo and shooting.Team Ireland will field teams in Archery, Athletics,Badminton, Boxing, Canoe Sprint, Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo and Shooting. TEAM IRELANDArcheryMaeve Reidy (Recurve)Athletics (15)Men (7)Nelvin Appiah-Konadu (High Jump), Brandon Arrey (4 x400m), Stephen Gaffney (100m), Conall Kirk (Pursuit), Andrew Mellon (4 x 400m),Gerard O’Donnell (110m H), Paul White(Pursuit).Women (8)Grace Casey (Javelin), Ciara Deely (4 x 400m),Sinead Denny (4 x 400m), Victoria Harris (Pursuit Race), Sarah Lavin (100mHurdles), Sophie Meredith (Long Jump), Amy O’Donoghue (Pursuit Race), NiamhWhelan (100m),*Reserves (6): PaulByrne, Luke Lennon-Ford, Kelly McGrory, Catherine McManus, Lily-Ann O’Hora,Rolus Olusa Badminton (6)Singles (2)Rachael Darragh (Singles), Nhat Nguyen (Singles),Doubles (4)Chloe Magee (Mixed Doubles), Samuel Magee (MixedDoubles),Joshua Magee (Men’s Doubles), Paul Reynolds (Men’sDoubles).Boxing (13)Men (9)Anthony Browne (Men’s Heavy -91kg), Regan Daly(Men’s Light Fly -49kg), Dean Gardiner (Men’s Super Heavy +91kg), BrendanIrvine (Men’s Fly -52kg), James McGivern (Men’s Light Welter -69kg), Kieran Molloy (Men’s Welter -69kg), MichaelNevin (Men’s Middle -75kg), Kurt Walker (Men’s Bantam -56kg), Joseph Ward (Men’sLight Heavy -81kg).Women (4)Kellie Harrington (Women’s Light -60kg), Aoife O’Rourke (Women’s Middle -75kg), GrainneWalsh (Women’s Welter -69kg), Michaela Walsh (Women’s Feather -57kg). Canoe Sprint (2)Jenny Egan (Women’s K1 200, 500, 5000), Ronan Foley(Men’s K1 200, 500, 5000)Cycling (16)Road Men (5)Mark Downey, Conor Dunne, Robert Jon McCarthy, RyanMullen, Michael O’LoughlinRoad Women (1)Alice SharpeTrack Men (5)Mark Downey, Felix English, JB Murphy, Marc Potts,Fintan RyanTrack Women (6)Lydia Boylan, Mia Griffin, Lydia Gurley, Shannon McCurley, Robyn Stewart, Orla WalshGymnastics (2)EmmaSlevin (Women’s All-Around), Adam Steele (Men’sAll-Around)Judo Nathon Burns (Men’s Half-light weight -66kg), BenFletcher (Men’s Half-heavy weight -100kg), Megan Fletcher (Women’s Middleweight -70kg)Shooting Aoife Gormally (Women’s Shotgun Trap)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Magee will be competing in the mixed doubles inMinsk, partnering with her brother Sam, with whom she won a bronze at theEuropean Championships in 2017. The Magee family, from Raphoe in Donegal are adominant force in Irish and international badminton with her brother JoshuaMagee competing in the men’s doubles in Minsk with Paul Reynolds, and her nieceRachael Darragh competing in the women’s singles. Three time Olympian and European Games bronzemedallist Chloe Magee has been announced as the flagbearer for the openingceremony of the European Games in Minsk next month. Ireland’s leading femalebadminton player for over ten years will lead Team Ireland into the DinamoStadium on the 21 June for the second edition of the event.